Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

brilliance in our schools

I was sitting in Barnes & Noble, going through some books on hiking, when I overheard two college students who were combing through the Cliffs Notes collection. One said hopefully, "'Death of a Salesman' - that's probably a mystery...". They enlisted the help of a clerk, who looked through the Cliffs Notes and noted that they were all for "literary fiction", sorry. The two were frantically trying to find a way to read a mystery without actually reading it. One of them had the idea of going into the children's section and choosing an adolescent mystery, because they are faster to read.

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